Group 2 Innate Lymphoid Cells in Human Respiratory Disorders.

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Summary of "Group 2 Innate Lymphoid Cells in Human Respiratory Disorders."

Recent studies using animal models have generated profound insight into the functions of various subsets of innate lymphoid cells (ILCs). The group 2 ILC subset (ILC2) has been implicated in tissue homeostasis, defense responses against parasites, tissue repair, and immunopathology associated with type-2 immunity. In addition, progress has also been made in translating these findings from animal studies into a context of human immunity. Importantly, recent observations strongly support a role for ILC2s in several diseases of the human respiratory system. However, many aspects of human ILC2 biology are still unclear, including how these cells develop and which signals control their activity. As a result, the exact role played by ILCs in human health and disease remains poorly understood. Here, we summarize our current understanding of human ILC2 biology and focus on their potential involvement in various human respiratory disorders.


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Name: Journal of innate immunity
ISSN: 1662-8128
Pages: 1-16


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